osCmax 2.5 Specials Countdown

Adds a countdown timer, so that your potential customer will see how long a sale is going to run for.

Within Specials, in osCmax Admin. you can optionally set an expiry for items. This hack works out the time left before the expiry time is reached and displays it on the product page and optionally in a new box on the index page.

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osCmax 2.5.4 (Unofficial) - deprecated

It had been quite some time since the 2.5.3 version received an update, so presented here is a snapshot from the SVN 2007 (Feb 15, 2014) development update.

I have had to manually create the update SQL file and spotted that previous updates may not have incremented the version correctly. If you are doing an update to an existing installation, then check the update text file for notes.

Download osCmax 2.5.4 (Unofficial)

** Only here now for reference, as an 'official' release has been made **

osCmax InfoBox Free Shipping Enhanced

An infoBox to promote your Free Shipping option. Tell your customers how much they need to spend to earn Free Shipping.

Used in conjunction with the Order Total, Shipping, Free Shipping option. Default currency and required purchase amount are automatically populated. Text is defined in the main language file.
A simple add-on: One new file to add, along with the language file additions.

I originally put this together for an osCommerce 2.3.3 site, then ported it for

osCmax 2.5.x and osCmax 2.0.xx


osCmax 2.5.x Latest News InfoBox

Adds a new infoBox to your website that shows the latest Article entry in a Topic called News.

The infoBox displays the Article Title and the first 100 characters of the Abstract.

This is a simple drop-in addition. Unzip and copy the file to your /catalog/includes/boxes directory, naming it article_new.php, then add the infoBox in Admin, using the file name article_new and appending ARTICLE_NEW to the heading. The coding is straightforward and some comments are included in the file, so that it is easily adaptable to highlight other Topics and/or increase the number of displayed items.

No support is given for this addition, though please discuss on the osCmax forum

Latest News infoBox


osCmax 2.5.1 Quick Update (with SPPC)

Based on the oscommerce contribution of the same name (version 1.5 w/o osCAdmin ID)

This is made available here, with no support. See the osCmax or oscommerce forums for assistance. This contribution is in English only.

Quick Update for osCmax 2.5.1


osCmax 2.0.35 (Unofficial)

This is the final release of the 2.0.x line of osCmax e-commerce, prior to the introduction of osCmax 2.5

Although available directly from http://oscmax.com, via an SVN client, it is made available here without the .svn files, until it is officially released.

Download osCmax 2.0.35

[if you use this please show your appreciation at the osCmax forum.]

Advantages over osCmax 2.0.25: bug fixes and a few of the features enhanced.

Advantages over osCmax 2.5: easier migration from osCommerce and easier to integrate osCommerce contributions.

Disadvantages: as an 'end of line' package the included feature set is now fixed and is in a maintenance/bug fix state. It is however built on a stable base, unlike the current osCmax 2.5.x, which is still very volatile in terms of development.

[Personal views/experience are expressed here and do not form the 'official' osCmax standpoint.]

osCmax 2.0.x Restricted Articles

Create Articles that only certain users/customers can view. Might be useful for Distributors and Wholesale clients, for example.

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osCmax 2.0.x Find Unused Images

Ported from osCommerce, with 'Max specific instructions.
This unofficial contribution will search for orphaned images. For those unfortunate enough not to have put their images in subdirectories, it will likely be too confusing/long-winded. I was asked to do the port by a 'Max forum member and it didn't take too long, so it's presented here for anyone who cares to give it a go.
Non-osCmax-specific support will be limited, so you're better off looking to the original osC forums for this contribution version - "Remove Unused Images".

Download osCmax 2.0.x Remove Unused Images


If you appreciate the information/files provided here, then please...

osCMax Downloads

Some have now been incorporated into the main public release of this excellent ecommerce package.
Normally, it is advisable to check the osCMax forum for discussions about a particular contribution, as no (free) assistance is given here.

Files are presented here, mainly to

  • show ejsolutions' efforts to hopefully improve osCMax
  • try to encourage donations for the effort involved, inspiring further projects
  • provide a historic trace of contributions
  • (possibly) provide exclusive additions/contributions/hacks

In many cases a file here is based on previous work by contributors to both osCMax and osCommerce. Their credits/comments are normally left intact in the files, where appropriate.
As is the case with all Open Source software, by downloading/installing the supplied files you are taking full responsibility for their intended use. No warranties apply.

Image Resize using

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Geared for oscMax but easily adapted.

osCMax Information

The highly uprated version of osCommerce 2.2
"osCommerce with teeth"

osCMax 2.0.25 is the previous stable public release of the package.

It contains masses of bug fixes over previous releases, which pushes it well beyond the
standard installation of osCommerce. In addition, there have been a few feature enhancements, not least of which, to image handling capabilities.

With this release, the software has support for PHP 5.3, in addition to the more common PHP 5.2. This will provide compatibility with this programming language for
quite some time to come.

osCMax 2.0.25 Demo

As an osCMax Team Member and frequent forum 'helper', ejSolutions (aka Ridexbuilder) is able to provide a quality service for the installation and support of osCMax.

Though web design is not a core competence, ejSolutions can provide customised templates to give your site a unique look.

The main target of work, is in the efficient smooth running of the e-commerce aspects of your website - products, payments, orders, shipping/postage and other
business related matters.

My clients benefit from custom coding, often released to the osCMax community where appropriate.

osCmax 2.5 - the new era.

Substantial upgrades and alterations have been done with this version, at version 2.5.3 at time of writing. Clients are already realising the benefits from the 2.5 series release and its' rich feature set makes for a pretty complete webstore application. Image handling is further enhanced along with substantial additions/features to both front-end (store) and back-end (Admin.).

For people who wish to stay with the more stable release (and traditional osCommerce 2.2 look), an unofficial osCmax 2.0.35 can made available.

Click here for further info on osCmax and osCommerce in general.